The Union Textile Minister Smriti Zubin Irani here at Pasighat. She inaugurated an Apparel and Garment Making Center today here at Gumin Nagar, Pasighat in presence of the Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Union MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju, MoS Ajay Tamta (Textile), state’s Textile, Handicrafts and Cooperation Minister Tapang Taloh and Loksabha MP Ninong Ering. On this occasion Irani stated that the Arunachal Pradesh has all the potential to promote the textiles sector.
While dedicating the Apparel & Garment making centre to the people of Arunachal, the union minister Irani informed that her ministry would set up six more incubation centers to bring modern ready-made garment industry in the state. It was the first organized effort of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had initiated under the North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) of the Ministry of Textiles.
It would give an opportunity to local entrepreneurs to convert their ideas and designs into flourishing businesses and opportunities to the unemployed trained youths and provide a fillip to the traditional sectors like handlooms and handicrafts to convert the traditional designs into modern garments and market opportunities, asserted the union minister.
The local products can get tremendous demands in national and international markets if properly channelized. I will hold a meeting with Chief Minister Khandu, Mos Rijiju, MP Ninong Ering and state’s Textile minister Taloh soon to find out way and means to boost textile sector in the state,” said the minister on the occasion.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has appealed to the youths to give up the pursuit of government jobs and become self-employed and also employ others with their skills and knowledge. They should take interest in entrepreneurships and promote export of indigenous products. There immense scopes in agriculture, horticulture, tourism, hydropower sectors etc and could be taken up for creation of jobs and strengthening economic growth of the state. He while seeking financial assistance from the central government for all-round development of the state has assured to utilize every penny judiciously and suggested to send third party monitoring team by the central government to know ground realities/practical development of schemes and projects.
Union MoS Kiren Rijiju termed the occasion as historic and boon for the state. He while congratulating the people has assured to extend all cooperation and supports for development and betterment of the state.
Earlier, Minister Tapang Taloh appreciated the work of NBCC as well in timely completion the Centre. He informed that the foundation stone of the center was laid on 15th April, 22015 by the then Union Textile Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.
The women folks of East Siang District are traditionally weavers but they used old traditional methods of weaving and produced in small amount which are consumed locally. The traditional exquisite designs and motifs, which are incorporated by the weavers in the products using the traditional loin loom, is a tedious and time consuming process. Now they will get proper training and scopes in this field.